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Green Tip

ENERGY STAR computers

A high-performing computer is a must for school. With ENERGY STAR, you'll know you're getting a computer that is good for the environment and comparable in performance. Whether you choose a desktop or laptop, a computer that has earned the ENERGY STAR uses up to 65 percent less energy and can still satisfy all your school demands. If you're also in the market for a printer or other office products, you can look for ENERGY STAR, as well. If all imaging equipment --printers, faxes, scanners, etc.-- sold in the United States met ENERGY STAR requirements, annual savings would grow to nearly 4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to emissions from more than 700,000 cars.

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Sustainability Plan

Sustainability Plan

U of M Sustainability Mission:

The University of Memphis serves as a model for practices supporting urban based ecologically-friendly sustainability that preserve the earth’s resources and promote a high quality of life for mankind. Behave today in a way that produces a equal or better environment for those who live in the future.

We will:

Goal One: Stewardship of the Built Environment

(design, space use, how we modify the natural environment and operate these structures)

Goal Two: Stewardship of the Natural Environment

Goal Three:  Build a campus culture of sustainability

  • Communicate and market sustainable practices
    • University of Memphis projects, research, and accomplishments
    • Recycling awareness programs
    • Sustainability conferences, events, campaigns and workshops
  • Offer incentives and provide recognition of sustainability practices
  • Sponsor sustainability competitions
  • Integrate sustainable living information into student programs
  • Policies of sustainability

Goal Four:  Integrate Sustainability into the curriculum and research

Goal Five:   Engage with the community to advance sustainability

 Develop and execute a sustainability plan with surrounding neighborhoods and businesses


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